Mamadou is an Associated Researcher for PRISE at Innovation Environnement et Développement en Afrique (IED Afrique). As part of PRISE, he is involved in research activities in Research Area 2: ‘Migration, remittances, adaptation and resilience in arid and semi-arid regions of Senegal and Tajikistan’, Research Area 4: ‘Enabling environment for private sector/multi-stakeholder action to strengthen resilience to climate change’ and Research Area 6 (I): ‘Cross-boundary multi-scale governance of semi-arid lands: Implications for climate resilience and economic development’.
Mamadou has a PhD in environmental sciences, a post-graduate diploma in sociology and a Masters degree in decentralization and local development. He also has an attestation in Gender and Natural Resources Management, and has completed several studies on the vulnerability of biodiversity to climate change in the coastal zone of the Saloum Delta National Park, in Senegal, and on endogenous knowledge and climate in Senegal’s fishing communities, with a focus on local adaptation strategies.
As a socio-economic expert, Mamadou previously worked on the implementation of several projects and programmes in rural areas, focusing on themes such as social conflicts, representations, beliefs and local practices and the management of natural resources in Senegal.